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The average U.S. kitchen remodel costs $65,000 and recoups $40,000 at the time of sale, a return on investment of 62 percent.
So why aren’t California homeowners selling their properties as often as they once did?
What’s the best color to paint the exterior of your home if you’re looking to put it on the market?
Springtime is in full gear, and so is the temptation to tackle your lawn. Heed these warnings.
U.S. home-remodeling spend has surpassed its previous peak, as owners in metro areas like San Francisco, spare no expense on upgrades.
Home sellers with an office space or a bonus room will likely find it an increasingly attractive amenity to buyers, as the number of Americans who telecommute is on the rise.
A new report from the National Association of Realtors shows just how far we’ll go to keep our pets happy.
A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders found that more than two-thirds of home buyers are willing to accept less living space in exchange for specific amenities.
Here’s a short guide on what timelines to expect for some common home-renovation projects.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying a home in 2017 — or selling one. Now is a good time to set some realistic goals!
You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to make changes to your bathroom that will make you feel like you have a new space.
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of millennials are suburbanites, and most of them are buying their first homes in these types of communities.
Check out these tips for winter-proofing your home to prepare for the seasonal storms, which have already started.
Owners’ estimates of home values rarely match the estimates of professional appraisers.
Virtual reality is developing quickly and in five to ten years it will be an integrated part of people’s lives.
With springtime here, now is a good time to start planning those backyard improvements.
Almost half of all homeowners who recently renovated their kitchens were motivated by the desire to open it up to surrounding rooms.
Experts have confirmed what we in California have known all along: The Golden State continues to lead the way with the latest home-design trends.
There is no debate about the strength of the El Niño weather patterns this winter. The steps you take now will greatly improve your chances of weathering the storms high and dry.
90 percent of American homes don’t have enough insulation. Increased home insulation reportedly would also reduce levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
There are plenty of reasons to incorporate smart-home technology into your life — especially greater home resale value.
Home owners in drought-stricken California are nearly three times as likely to remove their lawn during an outdoor home-improvement job.
Whether you are a home buyer or a seller, water conservation will increasingly be a part of your real estate discussions — and decisions.
March is one of the busiest months of the year for Northern California home buyers and sellers. Are you ready for the springtime real estate rush?
Follow these sensible steps to help make your 2015 real estate resolution a reality.
Several studies show that, on average, homes listed in November and December are more likely to sell, and at a quicker pace and closer to asking price.
Setting the right asking price depends on a variety of practical factors.
Find out which specific neighborhoods San Francisco home sellers could expect to rake in the highest premiums.
Sustainable landscaping is much more than simply choosing a desert motif and packing your yard with cacti and succulents.
A smartly painted home will catch the eye of a prospective buyer before anything else.
Although the Bay Area enjoyed an unseasonably warm winter with fewer than average storms, that doesn’t necessarily mean your home emerged unscathed.
Some home-improvement projects will go a long way in helping your property stand out above others.
If you’re thinking of making improvements before putting your home on the market, the National Association of Realtors suggests you focus on outdoor projects first.
After regaining equity in their homes last year, sellers are eager to get back into the market again.
In today’s super-heated Bay Area real estate market, eager home buyers are on the lookout year-round. When other homes are temporarily off the market, yours will be the center of attention.
The shifting sands of consumer tastes are revealed in the latest “lab report” from Trulia, which examined the last two years of luxury-home listings to see what amenities are trending up and down.
Days of confusion as your home is packed up are followed by the move itself, ending in unfamiliar surroundings at the new home. It’s no wonder if your dog or cat is freaked out by the whole experience.
Winter is waiting in the wings, and all those home-maintenance and winterizing projects you set aside during the summer months still need to be completed before the rain and cold of December hits.
Never mind painters and interior designers. Your next remodeling job at home may call for technology consultants.
If health warnings haven’t been able to get you or a loved one to quit smoking, maybe financial incentives–we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars–will do the trick.
While most Californians likely push the possibility of an earthquake to the back of their minds, potential seismic activity is an inevitable fact of life in the Bay Area. That’s why it’s essential for homeowners to know whether their house could indeed withstand an earthquake and take the necessary precautions to protect their family and property.
“Green” homes are quickly moving into the mainstream of the housing industry as component costs drop and consumer interest continues to grow.
Living near a public transit line can be a desirable perk in crowded cities, but a recent study revealed that it also helps keep home prices stable.
Whether you are preparing to move or happily settled, it’s important to keep an inventory of your household possessions.
Sellers preparing their home for an open house may be tempted to put a batch of cookies in the oven, following the conventional wisdom that the smell of baked goods will make buyers feel at home – and more likely to buy.
The Bay Area’s real estate markets are poised for a busy year ahead.
The decision to sell your home may come after many months of deliberation, but once you’ve made the decision and have talked with a real estate professional, give yourself some additional time to prepare the property.
Market dynamics are setting the stage for an amazing post-Super Bowl selling season, absent one critical ingredient. Sellers are now encouraged to join the party! In all six Bay Area counties served by Christie’s/PUI, properties under contract are growing at accelerating and exciting rates.